Why take Alexander lessons?
People take Alexander lessons for a variety of reasons: some come seeking relief physical ailments, e.g. neuromuscular or joint problems, bad backs, breathing difficulties or tension problems. Others come simply because having Alexander lessons makes them feel better. Athletes, musicians or other performing artists, come in search of a means to access a broader expressive freedom and poise in their chosen field.
A proven approach to pain relief, self-care, and skills improvement, the Alexander Technique is a method that people of all ages and abilities can learn to relieve the pain and stress caused by everyday misuse of the body. The Technique has been used all over the world for more than a century, by people from all walks of life.
In becoming a student of the Alexander Technique you learn how to tease out the movement habits and tension patterns at the root of your discomfort. You learn how to sit, stand and move with safety, efficiency and ease. In a much larger sense, when taken on as a pracite, you become able to balance your own body and take charge of your thinking.